The Reverend Mitchell Holley
Active Duty Chaplain
Captain, United States Air Force
Board Member and Curriculum and Adv. com. Member, APFC
The Rev. Mitchell Holley currently serves as an Active Duty Chaplain and Captain in the United States Air Force at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of APFC, and serves on the APFC Curriculum and Advisory Committee. In that role with the other members of the committee, he mentors new flight chaplains, and produces curriculum for new student and flight chaplains across the country.
From 2010 to 2013 Rev. Holley served as the first-ever flight/ transport Flight Chaplain at Akron Children’s Hospital, serving crews, patients and families. During that time, he was also a primary chaplain for the Emergency Dept., the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and the Psychiatric Department. Those various skills helped Rev. Holley serve his crews and patients in many different and creative ways.
The Rev. Holley started his career as a chaplain at Methodist Health Systems in Dallas, TX, and then worked at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. He is a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC). In the United States Air Force he has distinguished himself, completing Commissioned Officer Training, Chaplain Candidate Training, Squadron Officer School, and the Chaplain Spiritual Leadership Course.
Rev. Holley received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from UNC Greensboro, and his Master of Divinity, M.Div. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. At Methodist Health System in Dallas, TX and at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, he was a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Resident, where he completed 7.5 units of CPE.
The Rev. Holley and his wife have two young children who bring them great joy.